Grand Traverse Regional

Summer Bike Camp


Are you an adult looking for some extra ride time and ready to make a difference? We need both paid coaches and volunteer assistant coaches for our bike programs, including on our Summer Bike Camp. 


MAKE YOUR SUMMER BIKE-TASTIC!

Make your summer bike-tastic! Norte’s Summer Bike Camps are an adventure-based, week-long, half-day camp. It teaches elementary and middle school-aged kids urban bike safety skills and confidence through empowerment, education, and adventure. Many adventures!

We use Active Network for registration. If you’re new to the program, registration is fast, easy, and secure. If you previously participated in a Norte program, then you already have an account created. Sign in at the top of the registration page (link above), and enter your email address username when prompted–no need to create a new family account for the new year!

A quick, little video that might help with Active Networks registration questions.

LOCATION

  • Traverse City: Sessions available June 21 through August 27, 2021. (As of June 2021, Norte’s Traverse City bike camp is a state-licensed children’s day camp. Please review our camp rules and policies)
  • Elk Rapids: Sessions offered for the weeks of June 28, July 26, and August 16
  • Suttons Bay: Sessions offered for the weeks of June 28, July 19, and August 9
  • Northport: Sessions offered for the weeks of July 12, August 2, and August 16
  • Glen Arbor: Sessions offered for the weeks of July 12 and August 9
  • Kalkaska: Sessions offered for the weeks of July 12, July 19, and August 2

WHAT TO EXPECT AT CAMP

Summer bike campers explore their town on their bike and discover many wonderful places. In addition to making new friends, staying active, and having the best summer ever, young riders learn:

  • How to bike safely and smart 
  • Basic bike repair and maintenance skills. 
  • To become a bike handling ninja. 

Summer bike camp may include light off-road riding on fun trails close to our starting points. As their experience grows, young riders may also ride up to 10 miles in the morning. Let’s help prepare them for their best with a healthy breakfast, water in their water bottle, and pack some snacks in their bags.

SESSION AND TEAM ORGANIZATION

Summer Bike Camp teams are grouped by grades. Choose the grade that your child is going into in the fall. Our teams are divided by grade: 1st and 2nd graders, 3rd and 4th graders, 5th and 6th graders, and 7th and 8th graders

For rising 7th to 10th graders who never seem to get enough mountain biking, have a look at the Norte Shredventure weeklong trail-riding camp (new for 2021).

SCHEDULE

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Positive attitude
  • Able to comfortably ride 3-4 miles (1st – 2nd grade), 5-6 miles (3rd-4th), 7-8 miles (5th-6th grade)

No bike? Norte’s Youth Bike Library in Traverse City and Elk Rapids may help with program bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact a staff member at programs@elgruponorte.org or 231-883-2404 to get one reserved.

COST

  • $120 for a week of Bike Camp from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

DISCOUNTS

  • 10% off Bike Camp when registering siblings.
  • 10% off when registering for 2 or more camp sessions.
  • Discounts only apply for registrations that are purchased in the same order (i.e., as part of the same cart).

SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, Norte is proud to provide scholarships to ensure that all families can participate in our programs. We have partial and full scholarships for every one of our programs available (One scholarship per child per season). Contact programs@elgruponorte.org (or 231-883-2404) to request a scholarship before registering.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We know plans and circumstances change.  Please read through the Norte cancellation policy below.

Cancellations Initiated by a Parent/Guardian or Participant

  • Requests sent 4+ weeks prior to the camp session start date will be issued a 100% refund minus a $10 service fee
  • Requests sent 2+ weeks prior to the camp session start date will be issued a 75% refund.
  • Requests sent within 2 weeks of the camp session start will not receive a refund.

Cancelations Initiated by State or Local Authorities (ex. COVID-19)

  • If a Norte program cannot begin due to State or local policies, a full refund will be issued.
  • If a Norte program has already begun and continuation is prohibited by state or local policies, a prorated refund will be issued.

Cancellation requests must be sent via email to programs@elgruponorte.org

LICENSING

As of June 2021, Norte is a state-licensed children’s day camp. Please review our camp rules and policies.

COVID-19 RESPONSE AND BIKE CAMP

Norte is committed to the safety and well-being of all our campers, guests, and staff. We confidently deliver programs and events because our staff and families follow preventive measures and monitoring protocols for COVID-19. We also stay outside as much as possible–of course.

We require all campers and staff to bring a mask for when social distancing is not possible. We also encourage everyone eligible to vaccinate as soon as possible and recognize that many of our young riders are 11 and under, and not yet vaccinated. If you are not feeling well, please join us the next time when you feel better. Let’s practice healthy habits and make this a fabulous summer. Let’s do this together.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS?

Email programs@elgruponorte.org or call the Clubhouse phone 231-883-2404

NORTE IS HIRING!

Have a look at our latest job postings, including summer bike camp coaches, if you think teaching kids to fall in love with biking sounds like a fun way to spend the day.

Grand Traverse Regional Summer Bike Camp Title Sponsor

Year Two Superstar Champion